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ADVERTISEMENT FOR A/E REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

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Pursuant to §41-16-72, of the Code of Alabama, as amended, Alabama Industrial Development Training, AIDT, is soliciting proposals from qualified design professionals licensed in the State of Alabama to provide basic services under an Open-End Agreement, on an as needed basis, for various projects at facilities throughout the state of Alabama. The Open-End Agreements will be awarded to up to three firms and the services will be contracted under both fees for basic design services and hourly rates for additional services in accordance with the Manual of Procedures of the Alabama Building Commission. AIDT intends to select firms to contract for projects based on the regional location of the work as well as the design professional’s office location.

Project General Description and Scope: The services will cover various renovations, repairs, remodeling, and new construction projects at facilities throughout the state of Alabama. The projects will vary in size, complexity, and duration. The Maximum estimated construction budget for each Open-End Agreement is $500,000. The term of the agreement will be for two (2) years.

Form of Agreement and Scope of Services: The form of agreement will be Division of Construction Management standard forms B-2 and B-2A and the scope of services will include Services A, B, C, D, and E as described therein. The proposal and executed agreement will include signed Disclosure Statement and required E-VERIFY certification forms.

Qualifications:Applicants should have significant design experience with new construction and renovation projects as it relates to training facilities. AIDT will select the most qualified design professional as outlined in the Manual of Procedures, 2001 edition, provided by the Division of Construction Management. Recognizing the composition of Alabama’s citizenship, AIDT encourages proposals from design professionals that represent Alabama firms with diversity in their staffing, proposed project team, and associated design professionals and consultants.

All applicable State of Alabama Division of Construction Management documents and procedures, as well as any other applicable requirements from funding sources, shall be utilized on this project. §41-16-82, of the Code of Alabama requires a disclosure statement to be completed and filed with all proposals, bids, contracts, or grant proposals submitted to the State of Alabama in excess of $5,000.00. The form is available online at http://www.ago.state.al.us/File-AL-Vendor-Disclosure-Statement.

§31-13-1, of the Code of Alabama, (Alabama Immigration Law) imposes conditions on the award of state contracts. Firms must agree to fully comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as amended by the Immigration Act of 1990, and the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act. Architects and engineers should review and adhere to these guidelines as appropriate to their project type. For additional information on this subject, please refer to the Division of Construction Management bulletins.

Proposal Evaluation Criteria: Selection by AIDT shall be based on factors which may include, among others, the following:
a. Experience and competence of the firm and its principals.
b. Specialized expertise, capabilities, and technical competence including familiarity with conditions, codes, and other ordinances where such knowledge is essential to the proper performance of the contract.
c. Record of past performance, quality of work, ability to meet schedules, cost control, and contract administration.
d. Proposed project management techniques.
e. Related experience on similar training center projects.

This request for proposal is not an offer to contract but seeks the submission of proposals from qualified, professional respondents that may form the basis for the negotiation of a contractor agreement. At least three A/E firms will be selected for this service from those submitting proposals for further and more detailed evaluation and review by a committee. AIDT reserves the right to award a contract to one or more selected entities, reject any or all proposals and to solicit additional proposals, through the RFP process, if that is determined to be in the best interest of the State of Alabama.

Response: Interested professionals should submit a letter of interest, statements of qualification utilizing GSA Standard Form 330 for the architectural firm and civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing consultants, plus any other relevant information.

Proposals must be delivered no later than 12:00 p.m. (Central Daylight Time) on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Submit five (5) copies of the required proposal information to:

Mr. Lee Hammett, Assistant Director
C/O Dan Woods, Project Architect
Department of Finance
Division of Construction Management

Physical Address:
RSA Plaza Building
770 Washington Avenue, Suite 444
Montgomery, AL 36104

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 301150
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1150

Questions and or information related to delivery of qualifications shall be directed to Dan Woods via email at dan.woods@bc.alabama.gov.